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Franklin Pierce

Who was Franklin Pierce?

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14th President - Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Lifespan: 1804 - 1869
Place of Birth - November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire 

Term as President - 
Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - None
Franklin Pierce Religion - Episcopalian
Franklin Pierce, Military Experience - 
served in the Mexican War.
Name of Wife - Franklin Pierce was married to 
Jane Means Appleton Pierce in 1834 
Career of Franklin Pierce - Soldier, Lawyer, Politician, Statesman. Became a brigadier general during the Mexican-American War
Served in New Hampshire Legislature, 1829-33
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-37
Unites States Senate, 1837-42
Place of Death - Franklin Pierce died on
October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire
Next President: President James Buchanan

Major Events during his presidency

  • 1853 - Commodore Perry opens Japan

  • 1854 - Kansas-Nebraska Bill
  • Ostend Manifesto - The Ostend Manifesto showed how far the South was willing to go to acquire more territories favorable to slavery

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  • Description of President Franklin Pierce - Height 5 feet 10 inches

  • Considered to be charming and handsome
  • Franklin Pierce  was described as likeable and sociable
  • He became a brigadier general during the Mexican-American War
  • Franklin Pierce was born in a log cabin
  • Franklin Pierce suffered many tragedies in his life, losing his three children to early deaths during childhood
  • Benjamin "Bennie" Pierce (April 13, 1841 January 6, 1853), died at the age of 11 in a terrible train accident in which Bennie was decapitated in front of his father

President Franklin Pierce and the Constitution of the US
(17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8

Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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